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Old April 15th, 2017, 08:57 PM   #1
 
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Browning a revolver cylinder

Hey all, I am thinking about putting together a three tone bisley project. Blued frame and barrel, stainless grip frame, and a rust browned cylinder. I am wondering if anyone knows if the browning process will chage this dimensions of the cylinder. I am mostly concerned with the teeth and timeing, and the cylinder throats.

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I am wondering if I should plug the cylinders... not sure what to about the teeth?

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Depends on how heavily you rust the cylinder. Browning does not normally affect timing, it is how rust blue is applied.
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I was concerned if I remove the bluing and then brown the teethmaterial would be removed and the timing would change. I am thinking about painting off the front and rear faces of the cylinder, leaving them blue. Then browning the rest. That way i ll avoid changing the dimentions of tbe teeth / cylinder throats.

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I was concerned if I remove the bluing and then brown the teethmaterial would be removed and the timing would change. I am thinking about painting off the front and rear faces of the cylinder, leaving them blue. Then browning the rest. That way i ll avoid changing the dimentions of tbe teeth / cylinder throats.

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I doubt it, I have reblued a few cylinders, and never had a problem. The change is so small I would not worry about it. Browning is one of the steps in fine quality rust blue.
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Having done a few... did you use a carding wheel? I am trying to figure the best way to card the slots in tbe cylinder... I cant seem to get the inside edges with denim.

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Having done a few... did you use a carding wheel? I am trying to figure the best way to card the slots in tbe cylinder... I cant seem to get the inside edges with denim.

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Jeans, and a toothbrush. Or you can just use the toothbrush for the whole cylinder. If you jeans don't use the soft jeans, you will rubbing until you are raw. Actually paper towels work good because paper is abrasive.
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Thanks for the tip. I ll get the tooth brush going.

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Loving it!

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Got to the color I wanted. Now working on fitting the grip frame. Holy moly it is turning out to be a bear.

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The birth of a genuine original, thanks for the photos. I dance the dance of Expectant Impatience for the rest of it.
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